Welcome!

Microsoft Cloud Authors: Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Lori MacVittie, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited Reports Interim Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2012

HONG KONG, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (Nasdaq: CLWT) today reported its unaudited financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2012.

The Company's revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2012 ("1H 2012") were approximately US$8,963,000, a 6.2% decrease as compared to approximately US$9,554,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2011 ("1H 2011"). This drop was primarily attributable to the unfavorable economic conditions caused by the ongoing European debt crisis and slowdown in China's economic growth.

Gross profits increased by 11.4% to approximately US$2,648,000 for 1H 2012 as compared to approximately US$2,378,000 for 1H 2011 even though the total revenues dropped. The increase was mainly contributed by the improvement in pricing and cost control.

Selling and administrative expenses were approximately US$2,813,000 for 1H 2012 as compared to approximately US$2,794,000 (which was after offsetting gain on disposal of a property of approximately US$328,000) for 1H 2011. Hence, the recurring selling and administrative expenses for 1H 2012 decreased by approximately US$309,000 as compared to 1H 2011. The decrease was primarily due to reduction of operating expenses, despite the increase of development costs of approximately US$200,000 for Ballast Water Treatment Systems ("BWTS").

The net loss for 1H 2012 was approximately US$120,000, as compared to net income of approximately US$12,000 for 1H 2011. If the overheads spent in developing the BWTS were excluded, there would be a small net income for 1H 2012. The net income for 1H 2011 was primarily contributed by the non-recurrent gain on disposal of a property.

The Company expects its business to rebound in 2013 especially in the second half of 2013 when its BWTS are available for sales and shipments. For the past two and half years, the Company has been investing a lot of resources in developing its BWTS for the global market amid the worldwide economy slowdown and the hardship of continuous shrinkage of its distribution business of third party products. The Company expects the new BWTS business to not only offset its shrinking distribution business but also earn significant incomes for coming years.

BWTS are an imminent requirement by The International Maritime Organization ("IMO") to prevent the biological unbalance caused by the estimated 12 billion tons of ballast water transported across the seas by ocean-going ships when their ballast water tanks are emptied or refilled. The market potential for retrofits and new installations of BWTS in these old and new ocean-going ships is enormous.

After passing the land base test, the Company has recently started marketing its BWTS while it is getting all other approvals before mid 2013. So far a few shipping companies have shown great interest in its systems for their new ships which are being built in China. The price for each basic system is around US$100,000. As each existing or new built ocean going ship needs one or more or bigger systems according to the size of the ship, the Company is very pleased and positive about the big business potential both inside and outside of China.

The Company will focus more on wastewater engineering projects outside of China as there are keener competitions from local contractors in China. On the other hand, outside of China, the Company remains competitive and cooperates successfully with large international engineering firms to win contracts.

The Company is continuously streamlining and restructuring its operations to cope with these two businesses.

According to the latest list of potential initial public offering candidates for the Growth Enterprise Market in China, Blue Sky's application is still under review.

About Blue Sky

Zhejiang Tianlan Environmental Protection Technology Co. Ltd., ("Blue Sky"),  found in 2000, is a fast growing company which provides a comprehensive service for design, general contract, equipment manufacturing, installation, testing and operation management of the treatment of waste gases emitted from various boilers and industrial furnaces of power plants, steel works and chemical plants.

Certain statements in this news release regarding the Company's expectations, estimates, present view of circumstances or events, and statements containing words such as estimates, anticipates, intends, or expects, or words of similar import, constitute forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements indicate uncertainty and the Company can give no assurance with regard to actual outcomes. Specific risk factors may include, without limitation, having the Company's offices and operations situated in Hong Kong and China, doing business in China, competing with Chinese manufactured products, competing with the Company's own suppliers, dependence on vendors, and lack of long term written agreements with suppliers and customers, development of new products, entering new markets, possible downturns in business conditions, increased competition, loss of significant customers, availability of qualified personnel, negotiating definitive agreements, new marketing efforts and the timely development of resources. See the "Risk Factor" discussions in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 20-F for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

 

EURO TECH HOLDINGS COMPANY LIMITED

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS



As of

June 30,

2012

  (Unaudited)


As of
December 31,
2011

(Audited)



    US$'000


US$'000






Assets










Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


6,029


5,339

Restricted cash


888


246

Accounts receivable, net


2,752


3,744

Prepayments and other current assets


2,683


1,773

Inventories


655


583






Total current assets


13,007


11,685






Property, plant and equipment, net


994


1,058






Investments in affiliates


9,982


9,763






Goodwill


1,071


1,071






Deferred tax assets


291


287






Total assets


25,345


23,864






Liabilities and shareholders' equity










Current liabilities:





Accounts payable


2,672


2,875

Other payables and accrued expenses


4,299


2,658

Taxation payable


512


422






Total current liabilities


7,483


5,955






Commitments and contingencies


-


-






 

Shareholders' equity:





Ordinary share, 20,000,000 (As of December 31, 2011:
  20,000,000) shares authorized; 2,229,628
  (As of December 31, 2011: 2,229,628) shares
  issued and outstanding


123


123

Additional paid-in capital


9,532


9,533

Treasury stock, 160,386 (As of December 31,
    2011: 151,747) shares at cost


(765)


(733)

PRC statutory reserve


274


274

Accumulated other comprehensive income


718


731

Retained earnings


6,251


6,371






Equity attributable to owners of Euro Tech


16,133


16,299

Non-controlling interest


1,729


1,610






Total shareholders' equity


17,862


17,909






Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


25,345


23,864






EURO TECH HOLDINGS COMPANY LIMITED

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 AND 2011








2012

(Unaudited)


2011

(Unaudited)



US$'000


US$'000






Revenue





Trading and manufacturing


5,290


5,601

Engineering


3,673


3,953






Total revenue


8,963


9,554






Cost of revenue





Trading and manufacturing


(4,023)


(4,302)

Engineering


(2,292)


(2,874)






Total cost of revenue


(6,315)


(7,176)






Gross profit


2,648


2,378






Selling and administrative
  expenses


(2,813)


(2,794)






Operating loss


(165)


(416)

Interest income


27


28

Other income, net


16


55






Loss before income taxes and
  equity in profit of affiliates


(122)


(333)






Income taxes


(90)


7

Equity in profit of affiliates


219


166






Net income/(loss)


7


(160)

Less: net  loss/(income)
  attributable to non-controlling
  interest


(127)


172






Net income/(loss) attributable to
  the Company


(120)


12











Net income/(loss) per ordinary share





- Basic


US($0.058)


US$0.001






- Diluted


US($0.058)


US$0.001






Weighted average number of
  ordinary shares outstanding





- Basic


2,072,182


2,093,302






- Diluted


2,079,142


2,116,034






CONTACT:    

Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited, Hong Kong


T.C. Leung, Chairman and CEO, or


Jerry Wong, CFO


Tel:  852-2814-0311


Fax: 852-2873-4887


Website: http://www.euro-tech.com


Blue Sky's website: http://www.tianlan.cn

SOURCE Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of ...
DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO "Early Bird Registration" is now open. Register for Full Conference "Gold Pass" ▸ Here (Expo Hall ▸ Here)
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and sh...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time t...